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Tue May 7, 2013, 01:39 PM

Woman who ran black site bypassed for top spy job

Source: AP/Salon

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the CIA’s highest-ranking women, who once ran a CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects were waterboarded, has been bypassed for the agency’s top spy job.

The officer, who remains undercover, was a finalist for the job and would have become the first female chief of clandestine operations.

As one of the last remaining senior CIA officers who held leadership roles in the agency’s interrogation and detention program, however, she was a politically risky pick.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat, has criticized the interrogation program and challenged its supposed successes in a 6,000-page secret report. She personally urged CIA Director John Brennan not to promote the woman, according to a former senior intelligence briefed on the call.

Through a spokesman, Feinstein said she “conveyed my views to Mr. Brennan.”

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/05/07/woman_who_ran_black_site_bypassed_for_top_spy_job/

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DonViejo May 2013 OP
MotherPetrie May 2013 #1
OnyxCollie May 2013 #2
Ash_F May 2013 #3
Comrade Grumpy May 2013 #4
KamaAina May 2013 #7
Comrade Grumpy May 2013 #11
Blue_Tires May 2013 #5
Matariki May 2013 #6
choie May 2013 #8
siligut May 2013 #9
OnyxCollie May 2013 #12
Poll_Blind May 2013 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 01:47 PM

1. Absolutely disgusting that this criminal is even still drawing a government paycheck

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:28 PM

2. Aww, too bad.

Be glad you're not on the docket for war crimes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:28 PM

3. Passed up for a promotion?

In a free country people like this would be jailed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:35 PM

4. Does this criminal have a name? Or do CIA torturers get a free pass?

Silly questions, I know.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #4)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:21 PM

7. She's still undercover

you know, like Valerie Plame was, once.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #7)

Tue May 7, 2013, 05:12 PM

11. Yeah, I'm not real keen on that whole "they must not be named" thing.

Especially when it comes to torture, murder, secret armies, and all the rest of that nasty stuff the CIA does.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:39 PM

5. bypassed for promotion, but still employed...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:43 PM

6. She should be fired and prosecuted, not promoted.

who cares about her gender.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #6)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:40 PM

8. She ran a CIA prison in Thailand...

that's enough to give one the shudders.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:30 PM

9. Waterboarding of terrorists was deemed legal

Even if unethical and immoral, legal. It seems her expertise is in managing terrorists. The guy chosen over her ran the covert operation that helped remove president Milosevic, his operation is considered to be the blueprint for such. He is more rounded.

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Response to siligut (Reply #9)

Tue May 7, 2013, 05:52 PM

12. "Deemed" legal does not mean legal.

Just because John Yoo said it was legal, that does not mean it was.

Article 2

Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.
No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.
An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:57 PM

10. I'm sure she'll receive a promotion...in Hell. nt

PB

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